Columbus Food & Wine Festival | Fri., July 29 – Sat., July 30 | 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | Goodale Station, 569 N. High St. | Free | This free to attend event offers paid wine and food pairing options from local chefs. 🍷
Foreigner | Fri., July 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Ohio Expo Center + State Fairgrounds, 717 E. 17th Ave. | $50+ | This classic rock band that originated from the 1970s will be playing all of its greatest hits like “Cold as Ice” + “Hot Blooded.” 🎸
Public Roller Skate Night | Sat., July 30 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Skate Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Dr. | $9+ | Dance + skate the night away to the current top 40 hits including hip-hop, pop, and R&B. 🛼
Summer of Grilling | Sat., July 30 | 1 p.m. | Sur La Table, 3990 New Bond St. | $79 | If you can’t take the heat, get out to the grill, and perfect grilled corn, flank steak, and vegetable chip recipes. 🌽
Land-Grant Brewing Music Market | Sun., July 31 | 3-7 p.m. | Land-Grant Brewing Company, 424 W. Town St. | Free | Enjoy live music from Eric Rollin & Friends + browse vendors at this market curated by Aly Moore of Good Land Brand. 🛍
Strength in Colors 5K + Kids Dash | Sun., July 31 | 7:30-11:30 a.m. | 7049 Big Walnut Rd. | $30+ | Participate in this 5K either in-person or virtually + support bringing awareness to HPV-related cancers.
Chris Brown + Lil Baby | Sun., July 31 | 7 p.m. | Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. | $59+ | Hip-hop artist Chris Brown, known for Billboard topping hits like “Kiss, Kiss” is joined by rap artist Lil Baby. 🎶
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Hampton Farms has been in biz for 75+ years, so you know they’ve got the snacking thing down. | Photo provided by Hampton Farms
We’re four days into CBUStoday’s first Drink Up Week — and we’re loving every second. Here’s something else to add to your plate: Hampton Farms gourmet peanuts — because the only thing better than a drink is a drink + a snack.
As our Drink Up Week continues, we’re going to be sipping and reviewing drinks with our “one sip everybody knows the rules” segment — thanks, Barstool, for the inspiration. Watch some one-sip reviews from Lincoln Social Rooftop this week. 🍹
Columbus’ second annual Paddlefest is back on Sat., July 30 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Darby Bend Lakes in Hilliard. This free event provides use of 60+ different boats. Try your hand at kayaking, paddle boarding, orcanoeing for a family-friendly day on the water. 🛶(614now)
The Ohio Eggfest, a grilling festival dedicated to the Big Green Egg ceramic grill, is happening on Sat., July 30 from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Obetz. The cookoff will provide grilled, smoked, and barbecued food + enjoy live music, stand-up comedy performances, and live cooking demos. 🍖 (614now)
Chase Rice, a country singer and songwriter known for his No. 1 single “Eyes on You,” is coming to The Bluestone on Thurs., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Fri., July 29 at 10 a.m. 🎶
The Shawn Mendes concert that was scheduled for Tues., Oct. 18 at The Schottenstein Center has been canceled. Tickets will be refunded within 30 days, and no rescheduled concert date has been announced as Shawn decided to cancel his tour.
The Downtown Commission will consider adding three outdoor-access public restrooms at its Tuesday meeting. The restrooms — which are planned for the corners of Long and High Street, Lynn and High Street, and Broad and 3rd Street — would be constructed and maintained by Capital Crossroads, including three cleanings per day. 🚽 (Columbus Business First)
Columbus City Council approved Kelly Cos. to redevelop the Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Home into a mixed-use development. The 720 E. Long St. spot will be converted into 90 apartment units, 5,000+ sqft of commercial space + 1,500 sqft of underground commercial space, potentially to become a jazz club. 🏢 (Columbus Business First)
Big Ten Media Day for Ohio State football was yesterday + head coach Ryan Day expressed dissatisfaction with the 2021 season. “Our goal every year is to beat the Team Up North and win the Big Ten championship and win the national championship, and we didn’t get those things last year.” 🏈 (The Columbus Dispatch)
The City of Columbus is helping college students recycle as they move out of summer housing. Students can recycle items in bins placed throughout the University District starting Sat., July 30. Students will also have the option to donate unused, non-perishable food and toiletries to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective. ♻️ (The Columbus Dispatch)
When beginning the journey of buying a home, getting pre-approved should be the least of anyone’s worries. Opendoor recently announced a financing app that enables consumers to get a mortgage pre-approval in less than two minutes. It’s currently available to CA customers, with availability in additional states coming soon. 🏡 *
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Can you believe OSU classes resume in just four weeks? If you or someone you know is heading back to campus with 60,000+ fellow Buckeyes, be sure to take note that the Involvement Fair is Sun., Aug. 21 from 4-7 p.m. on the Oval. Learn about hundreds of student organizations, non-profits, campus jobs, and clubs.
Pro tip: The Involvement Fair is how City Editor Hanna joined the OSU club basketball team and met some of her best friends at OSU.
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